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Beef is a source of protein, and cattle can help the land

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 12, 2014

~~<p>There is rapidly growing awareness that Hawaii needs to reduce its reliance on imported foods and increase food production within the state. Food security is highly dependent on agricultural diversity and sustainability. Ideally, local agriculture would produce the variety of foods needed to support good health by meeting our needs for all essential nutrients: vitamins, minerals, essential fats, carbohydrates and, especially, protein.</p>
<p>An adequate supply of protein is central to good health at all ages. Protein is critical for countless functions in the body, including growth and repair, immune function and maintenance of muscle and strength, to mention a few.</p>
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There is rapidly growing awareness that Hawaii needs to reduce its reliance on imported foods and increase food production within the state. Food security is highly dependent on agricultural diversity and sustainability. Ideally, local agriculture would produce the variety of foods needed to support good health by meeting our needs for all essential nutrients: vitamins, minerals, essential fats, carbohydrates and, especially, protein.

An adequate supply of protein is central to good health at all ages. Protein is critical for countless functions in the body, including growth and repair, immune function and maintenance of muscle and strength, to mention a few. Login for more...



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